F-104 Starfighter / Zipper

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Unread post26 Nov 2010, 10:24

What got me confused with the manuals is - the A,B,C,D one is a bit generic, and is dated a year before the Zipper ended active service, to my knowledge, after that, all got left were those in Puerto Rico ANG 'till 1975. The specific C variant manual I have different cockpit arrangement, with single LABS timer over the throttle, something I didn't found on any photo, and I'm not sure how would this even work, unless B28 and other A-G ordnance was delivered only in level flight.

I just feel I'm missing something here.

Plus what was the real difference between Block 5 and Block 10 aircraft ?

Will probably have to take your advice TC, and go straight to JR007 with that.
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Unread post26 Nov 2010, 21:14

Definitely. If anyone can answer your questions on the 104, JR's your guy!
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Unread post23 Jan 2011, 01:05

For you F-104 fans a flight eval report from 1956:
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD ... tTRDoc.pdf
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Unread post23 Jan 2011, 16:53

Salute!

Zippers were still flying well into the 80's.

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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 19:15

There have always been two types of fighter pilots. Those who flew the F-104, and those who wished they had.
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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 19:33

There have always been two types of fighter pilots. Those who flew the F-104, and those who wished they had.


There was a third type.

Those who flew against it and didn't fit into the other two categories.

:D

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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 22:27

outlaw162 wrote:
There have always been two types of fighter pilots. Those who flew the F-104, and those who wished they had.


There was a third type.

Those who flew against it and didn't fit into the other two categories.

:D

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LOL!!

We called those targets.

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Unread post22 Mar 2011, 23:08

F-104 was a beautiful machine, for sure the aft section, which got the most airborne views.

I think the front end must have been esthetically pleasing also. From what I can tell from pictures on the ground.

However, I would have loved to have flown it, primarily for getting chicks.

:salute:

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Unread post17 Aug 2011, 00:14

Hi... This is a great thread - I always loved the '104... Come to find out, a friend of mine at a company here in California is interesting in buying a real F-104 for a static display. Does anyone here know of a F-104 for sale? Esp in USAF regalia?

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Unread post18 Aug 2011, 13:55

mikesm wrote:Hi... This is a great thread - I always loved the '104... Come to find out, a friend of mine at a company here in California is interesting in buying a real F-104 for a static display. Does anyone here know of a F-104 for sale? Esp in USAF regalia?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ament.html

Not exactly what you asked for...but it sure is purty!
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Unread post20 Aug 2011, 19:45

Wow, a very nice aircraft... But it's in the UK and would probably have to be disassembled to be shipped to California.

Did the USAF ever fly the G model?
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Unread post21 Aug 2011, 17:22

mikesm wrote:
Did the USAF ever fly the G model?


Only at Luke AFB in the German training program.
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Unread post11 Sep 2011, 05:02

Sundowner,

Never flew a Zipper equipped with LABS, or the 'C' model, so I can't comment on it.
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Unread post30 Apr 2022, 15:35

APRIL 30, 2022
Zipper over the Bathtub: I flew the F-104G Starfighter for the German Navy

https://hushkit.net/2022/04/30/zipper-o ... rman-navy/

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